Brooke USA Funds Equine Organizations With Micro-grants During Pandemic

The Board of Directors of Brooke USA has approved $32,500, to date, in micro-grants for 20 equine organizations in distress during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The fund disbursements were made from Brooke USA’s COVID-19 Response & Recovery Fund which was designed to address the need for financial aid across the globe due to the pandemic. In response to the spread of the coronavirus, Brooke USA is committed to meeting the needs of equine-dependent communities impacted by the pandemic both in the United States and abroad.

Brooke USA recognizes that in the developing world there is a lack of health care facilities, medical supplies are not readily available, and living in highly crowded communal situations exacerbates the risk of spread. Moreover, the international community which normally offers aid is hard pressed to help because every nation is dealing with their own problems related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“At Brooke USA we know that when equine owners suffer, so do their animals thus, it is imperative that we do what we can to help right now. We are uniquely positioned to provide aid where the need is greatest. And, it is our hope that equine-friendly businesses, individuals and philanthropists will continue to support us in this fight against this virus which is taking a toll on all of us,” said Emily Dulin, Brooke USA’s Chief Executive Officer.

The funds raised are used to support response and recovery efforts which vary from nation to nation, and community to community. Brooke USA understands that needs in each area are individual. In some communities, this may mean providing care for working animals whose owners have been impacted by the pandemic. In others, it may involve providing horse feed to a family who can no longer work due illness or economic distress.

Following is the list of organizations funded to date:

  • Arabian Rescue Mission
  • Brooke Latin America & Caribbean
  • Carolina Equine Rescue & Assistance
  • Equestrian Aid Foundation
  • Equitarian Initiative
  • Equus Foundation
  • February Star Sanctuary
  • Fleet of Angels
  • Foothills Equine Rescue Assistance
  • Foundation for the Horse
  • Fundación Equinos Sanos Para El Pueblo
  • Homestretch Thoroughbred Rescue
  • Humane Society of the United States
  • Medina Creative Therapy
  • Otra Mas, A Horse Rescue and Equine Therapy Organization
  • Pleasure Acres Equine & Feline Rescue Center
  • South Florida SPCA
  • Thoroughbred Athletes
  • United States Hunter Jumper Association
  • Viva Global Rescue

For general questions and inquiries about Brooke USA’s COVID-19 Response & Recovery Fund, contact CEO Emily Dulin here: Emily.Dulin@BrookeUSA.org

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